Positive Psychology

A case study of ‘The Good School’: Examples of the use of Peterson’s strengths-based approach with students

This applied case study centers on two aspects of Peterson’s research as introduced into a large K-12 school in Australia: (i) creating enabling institutions and (ii) applications of character strengths. The paper describes five character strengths initiatives....

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Through the lens of strength: A framework for educating the heart

The work of Chris Peterson and his colleagues provides a context and rationale for creating a new paradigm for character education....

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Positive psychotherapy: A strength-based approach

Positive psychotherapy (PPT) is a therapeutic approach broadly based on the principles of positive psychology....

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In memory of Chris Peterson: Introduction to special issue

Editorial In memory of Chris Peterson: Introduction to special issue


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Podcast: Creating Resilient Mindsets and Motivating Environments with Robert Brooks PhD

In this Podcast, Dr. Robert Brooks addresses intrinsic motivation, the concept of mindsets, "resilient" mindsets, and how to reinforce resilient mindsets all in the context of coaching. 

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Podcast: VIA Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork,

IOC Founder Carol Kauffman interviews Ryan Niemiec, one of the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement.  He is the developer of the VIA Character Strengths and discusses them in action: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork .

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Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and inner strength (Harvard Medical School Special, Health Report Book 4)

Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease, as people react to these feelings with raised blood pressure and stiffening of blood vessels....

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2014 Video interview with Steve Hayes, PhD on his model, ACT, and empowering individuals

Steve Hayes, PhD discusses his Acceptance and Commitment Training and its contribution to emotional agility.

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Pink's exceptional work provides insight into how buyer and seller behavior, psychology, and culture intersect in consumer motivation. A crucial read for members of the sandwich generation wishing to become more empowered consumers and advocates. (Library Journal)


Webinar: Emotional Agility Coaching with Susan David, PhD

With organizations experiencing unprecedented levels of complexity and opportunities for growth, agile, adaptive leaders are needed....